Facelift is one of the popular cosmetic surgery procedures for people in the age group of 40 to 70 years. Pre-op consultation is an important component of the facelift treatment process. Surgical planning for the procedure will be largely based on the outcome of this consultation.
Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board certified otolaryngologist providing facelift and other procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.
The first step in the facelift cosmetic surgery consultation process is whether the person is a suitable candidate for this procedure. The first concern will be to assess the current health condition of the candidate and evaluate whether any existing medical condition may interfere with the procedure or hinder the recovery process.
The surgeon will seek to learn about the patient’s medical history, current or recent medications, and previous surgeries. If necessary, a few medical tests may be ordered to be sure about the candidate’s fitness to undergo facelift. According to the patient’s age, body weight, skin type, skin elasticity and other parameters, a facelift may be recommended as an independent procedure or in conjunction with another surgical or non-surgical option.
Evaluating Personal Goals
Some patients may want a dramatic improvement in their facial appearance to take several years off the face. On the other hand, there may be a few patients who only want a subtle lift to the face without making the changes very obvious to others. A patient may be interested in a more comprehensive treatment involving both face and neck sculpting and combining upper face procedures along with lower and mid facelift.
Therefore, depending on the individual aesthetic needs, goals and aspirations of a patient, the surgeon will determine an appropriate surgical plan. During the consultation, the surgeon will explain the pros and cons of each treatment approach, and help the patient make the right choices. Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas.
Addressing Doubts and Concerns
The surgeon will encourage the patient to ask any questions related to facelift procedure, surgeon’s credentials, estimated costs of the procedure, and any other doubts and concerns that may be troubling them. A stellar surgeon will take out time to address all the questions in a detailed and accurate manner.
The surgeon may also present facelift before and after photos during the consultation process. This will help the patient to form reasonable expectations from facelift. Testimonials of past patients may be shared in order to reassure the patient and provide them authentic insights about the surgeon and the practice from the perspective of a patient.
Guidance and Preparation
During the pre-operative facelift consultation, the surgeon will guide the patient against smoking and taking certain medications for a few weeks until surgery. The patient will be informed about the estimated downtime so that they may arrange for leave from work, professional help at home if required, and arranging for insurance and financing matters as applicable.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.